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The NFVF’s participation at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF)
The NFVF will be participating at the last day of the industry programme at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF), on the 13th of October 2018.

SAFTAs 13 call for entries closing date extension
The closing date for the 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs 13) call for entries has been extended to the 19th of October 2018 at 17h00.

The NFVF extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of SAFTAs award-winning actress, Shoki Mokgapa
The NFVF is deeply saddened by the passing of award-winning actress, Shoki Mokgapa.

A CALL TO PARTICIPATE AT THE NFVF’S SKILLS TRANSFER PROGRAMME
The NFVF is awarding three Gauteng based students an opportunity to work with the appointed Video and Photography company at the Heritage Education Schools Outreach Programme (HESOP).

South Africa’s official selection to the 91st Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) Best Foreign Language Film
The NFVF is proud to announce Sew the Winter to My Skin as South Africa's official entry for the 91st Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

National Film and Video Foundation Video on Demand – Call for completed project submissions and trailers
The NFVF has created a VOD site to assist the audio-visual industry in distributing content locally and internationally, allowing VOD users to watch films and TV shows when they choose to, rather than having to watch at a specific broadcast time.

South Africa signs Co-Production treaty MOU with Brazil
The NFVF is pleased to announce the signing of South Africa’s first Co-Production treaty with fellow BRICS nation, the Federative Republic of Brazil.

SAFTAs 13 Call for entries are now open!
The NFVF opens the call for the much anticipated 13th edition of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).

Paranormal thriller ‘The Tokoloshe’ to screen at first-ever Comic Con Africa (14 to 16 September)
The Tokoloshe, directed by Jerome Pikwane and starring Petronella Tshuma, will screen at the first-ever Comic Con Africa, at the Kyalami Convention Centre from 14 to 16 September.

The Africa Hub makes its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival (tiff)
The Africa Hub was conceptualised by national film funding bodies from South Africa, Nigeria and Namibia in attempt to augment African presence at international film festivals and markets. The Hub will make its debut at tiff from the 6th – 16th of September 2018.

Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF) Call for submission
The NFVF and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) are inviting emerging black filmmakers to submit proposals for consideration under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF).

Call for cycle 2 funding applications for the 2018/19 financial year
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for cycle 2 funding applications for the 2018/19 financial year is now open for the following funding categories:

The Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF) Partnership Renewal
The NFVF has resigned the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for the EBFTF.

Vacancy: Temp: Finance Manager
The vacancy for a Temporary Finance Manager will be to provide accurate financial information and manage financial systems in accordance with generally recognized accounting practices (GRAP).

CALL FOR FILMS - FESPACO 2019
Professionals of the film and audio-visual industry are kindly informed that registration for the selection of films as part of the 26th Edition of FESPACO, due from 23rd February to 02nd March 2019, is open.

Canada and South Africa co-development incentive now open
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the NFVF, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa, have launched a dedicated incentive for the co-development of television projects between Canadian producers and South African producers.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) ignites the film industry in the Eastern Cape
The NFVF has been instrumental in pursuing the decentralisation of film activities and the establishment of film commissions in the various provinces and will be supporting and assisting in the establishment of a functional film commission in the Eastern Cape.

Guidelines for Canada-South Africa Co-Development Incentive for Television Projects 2018
The Canada-South Africa Co-Development Incentive (“the Incentive”) is a collaboration between the Canada Media Fund) and the NFVF to fund the co-development of eligible television projects between producers from Canada and South Africa.

Participate in an Outward Film Investment Mission to Los Angeles
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites you to apply to participate in an Outward Film Investment Mission that will take place in Los Angeles, United States, from 31 October to 7 November 2018.

Canada and South Africa renew co-development incentive
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the NFVF announced today the renewal of an agreement to establish a dedicated incentive over three years for the co-development of television projects between Canadian producers and South African producers.

The NFVF participates at the Annual Durban International Film Festival (19 – 29 July 2018)
The NFVF congratulates the five NFVF funded films that have been included in the official festival selection; Farewell Ella Bella, Mayfair, Not In My Neighbourhood, The Adventures of Supermama and Table Manners. It is encouraging to the see the content funded by the NFVF dominating local festivals along with other continental productions.

NFVF supports Nature, Environment, and Wildlife Filmmakers Congress
The NFVF has, for the first time, supported the Nature, Environment, and Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF) that will be taking place from the 16 – 18 July 2018 at the Durban Botanic Gardens.

The 3rd BRICS Film Festival is set to kick off this July (22 – 27 July 2018) in Durban
South Africa has assumed the BRICS rotational chairpersonship for 2018, succeeding the People’s Republic of China. The year 2018 completes the first decade of BRICS Summit. South Africa will host the 10th BRICS Summit and the 3rd BRICS Film Festival. As a member of BRICS, South Africa through the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) will take over the responsibilities of hosting the 3rd BRICS Film Festival.

NFVF statement on The Number
The NFVF will not support acts that go directly against the pledge signed by the NFVF, but more importantly against the values that the NFVF is built on.

NFVF Volunteer student mentor programme
The NFVF invites Kwa-Zulu Natal based students to apply to participate in the Volunteer Student Mentor Programme.

Call for the 91st Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) Foreign Language Film Category is open
The NFVF is extending a call to all South African producers to submit their films for entry into the Oscars. The Academy has opened a call for entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Award, inviting South Africans to submit their feature films for consideration.

Invitation To Submit Proposals Animation Training for High School Learners NFVF AT 001/2018
The NFVF invites suitable service providers to submit proposals for Animation Training for High School Learners NFVF AT 001/2018

The NFVF invites interested applicants who meet the criteria to apply for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) vacancy
The National Film and Video Foundation invites interested applicants who meet the criteria to apply for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) vacancy

NFVF Igniting Youth Stories at Ster-Kinekor, Newtown Junction 30 June and 1 July 2018.
The NFVF in partnership with SABC 1, NFC, and the KZNFC will host the NFVF Igniting Youth Stories event at Ster-Kinekor, Newtown Junction on the 30th of June 2018 and the 1st of July 2018.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Council calls for nominations for individuals to serve as members in the Marketing and Distribution Advisory Panel
The NFVF is seeking individuals to serve on the Marketing and Distribution Advisory Panel in Accordance with the NFVF Act, 73 of 1997.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) call for filmmakers to attend the Nature Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress, July 16th – 18th 2018.
The NFVF is pleased to announce the call for filmmakers to attend the Nature Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress, taking place on the 16th to the 18th of July 2018.

National Film and Video Foundation Video on Demand – Call for completed project submissions and trailers
The NFVF has created a Video on Demand (VOD) site dedicated to South African Films and to raise public awareness and showcase your content.

National Film And Video Foundation Speed Dating Session at the Durban Filmmart 2018
Speed Dating Session at the Durban Filmmart 2018 aims to create a platform for South African producers with developed feature film projects to meet with local and international producers, distributors and programmers as well as local and international funding agencies

The South African animation industry well represented at Annecy festival MIFA 2018
The NFVF is part of the South African delegation at the Annecy festival MIFA taking place between the 11th and 16th of June 2018.

Call for submission to the South African Film Festival of Australia (SAFFA)
The South African Film Festival of Australia (SAFFA) is seeking submissions for its inaugural festival, to be held in Melbourne, Australia in March 2019.

Training Opportunity For Aspirant Scriptwriters
NFVF and CATA are offering part-time training opportunity to individuals who wish to train as scriptwriters in the film and television arena.

Call For International Bursary Applications For Film & Tv Post Graduate Studies
Call For International Bursary Applications For Film & Tv Post Graduate Studies aimed at building capacity by upskilling film & TV professionals for global competitiveness through its support of qualifying applicants for overseas studies which are not offered in South African tertiary institutions.

Call For National Bursary Applications For Film & Tv Studies
Call For National Bursary Applications For Film & Tv Studies. The bursaries are awarded to qualifying applicants who are studying or intending to study towards any qualification in the film and television industry at any accredited South African tertiary institution.

The National Film and Video Foundation calls for applications for a training service provider
The NFVF is pleased to announce that applications for a Training Service Provider are now open.

A successful trip for the South African delegates at the 71st Festival de Cannes
The NFVF in partnership with Industrial Development Agency (IDC) led the delegation representing South Africa at Cannes. The South African flag flew proudly as the South African film industry cemented its place as a noteworthy contributor to the international film industry.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) call for Marketing and Distribution cycle 1 funding applications is open
The NFVF, is pleased to announce that the call for Marketing and Distribution cycle 1 funding applications for the 2018/19 financial year is now open for the following funding categories:

CALL FOR PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT CYCLE 1 FUNDING APPLICATIONS IS OPEN
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for Production and Development cycle 1 funding applications for the 2018/19 financial year is now open

CALL FOR PRODUCTION COMPANIES TO PRODUCE SHORT FILMS FOR THE 3rd BRICS FILM FESTIVAL
CALL FOR PRODUCTION COMPANIES TO PRODUCE SHORT FILMS FOR THE 3rd BRICS FILM FESTIVAL

Vacancy: Head of operations.
Vacancy: Head of operations. Head Operations will develop and oversee the implementation of the NFVF’s overall operations strategy, with special emphasis on Human Resources, Compliance and Research, IT and Auxiliary Services and Facilities management of the NFVF.

The 71st Festival de Cannes South African presence
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture is pleased to once again lead the delegation representing South Africa at Cannes Film Festival, taking place from the 8th – 19th May 2018

Call for nominations of individuals to serve as members in the Advisory Panel for Education & Training and Production & Development
The Advisory Panel members will fulfil the statutory role to advise the Council on the merits of Applications for Grants and on any matter relating to the South African Film/Television /Electronic Media/Training or any other relative field to which the Council deems essential.

The South African entertainment industry loses 3 contributors after tragic crash - Akhumzi Jezile, Siyasanga Kobese and Thobani Mseleni.
The NFVF is deeply saddened by the passing of SAFTAs award-winning actor and Judge Akhumzi Jezile, singer and actress, Siyasanga Kobese and actor, Thobani Mseleni. The talented trio tragically passed away in a car accident on Saturday, 28 April 2018, near Queenstown in the Eastern Cape.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) call for festival hosting funding applications
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for festival hosting funding will open on the 21st of April 2018. This call is only applicable to festivals occurring from June – August 2018.

CALL FOR A PRODUCTION COMPANY TO FACILITATE THE COMMISSIONING OF SHORT FILMS FOR THE 3rd BRICS FILM FESTIVAL
The NFVF in partnership with the DAC invites all eligible production companies to respond to the call for a facilitator to oversee the production of short films for the 3rd BRICS Film Festival.

3rd BRICS FILM FESTIVAL – CALL FOR FILM SUBMISSION
The NFVF and the DAC invites South African filmmakers to submit their films in the following categories short films, documentary or feature fiction films to screen at the 3rd BRICS Film Festival from the 19th -29th July 2018.

Call for input on the Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of South Africa
The NFVF would like to invite the South African film and Television Industry to submit their comments on the amendment of Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of South Africa.

The Doc Shop Playlist 2018 – Call for entries
The National Film and Video Foundation is compiling a South African playlist of documentaries with up to +/- 50 titles for The Doc Shop.

71st Cannes International Film Festival – Call for project submissions to the NFVF
Independent filmmakers with projects that have completed development (final polish scripts) or have completed projects that are ready for sale are requested to submit synopses of projects they would like the NFVF to consider for inclusion in the Cannes catalogue.

SAFTAs 12 Post Review
SAFTAs 12 Post Review

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Cycle 3 Funding Approvals.
The NFVF is pleased to announce the following funding approvals for funding cycle 3.

SAFTAs 12 Hosts Announced
With only two days to go, SAFTAs 12 is proud to announce the official hosts for this year’s show. The first night of the awards, 22nd March 2018, will be hosted by renowned host, Phat Joe, and, making a comeback for night 2, on the 24th of March 2018, is the vibrant Thando Thabethe.

CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV POST GRADUATE STUDIES
CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV POST GRADUATE STUDIES

The South African film industry representatives will participate at the Berlinale Film Festival
The NFVF alongside the DTI, DFO, Wesgro, and the South African Embassy in Berlin will represent South Africa at the Berlinale Film Festival.

An opportunity to study an undergraduate programme at the Beijing Film Academy
he National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) , in conjuction with the Department of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce an undergraduate study opportunity at the Beijing Film Academy.

“THE ROAD TO ANNECY” PITCH SESSION AT CTIAF
The NFVF in partnership with MIFA brings you the first ever “Road to Annecy” pitch session that will be hosted at the Cape Town International Animation Film Festival (CTIAF) on the 2nd of March 2018.

Directors for Youth Filmmakers project call out for the Youth Filmmaker Project, where 10 directors will be selected to direct 24 minute films which will produced by Triangle Post and Animation Studios in association with NFVF. Deadline 2/02/2018.
Directors for Youth Filmmakers project call out for the Youth Filmmaker Project, where 10 directors will be selected to direct 24 minute films which will produced by Triangle Post and Animation Studios in association with NFVF. Deadline 2/02/2018.

Extension of Cycle 3 Funding Applications for Tier 3 Production and Development Applicants
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, has extended the call for funding applications for tier 3 applicants to the 11th of February 2018.

12th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs 12) final judging
SAFTAs, managed under the custodianship of the NFVF, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, will conclude the final judging phase for the 12th edition of the awards on Friday 26th January 2018. The full list of nominees will be announced on the 2nd of February 2018 at Inanda Club, Inanda.

NFVF Current Vacancies
NFVF Current Vacancies - Chief Financial Officer, For full details, click the above link.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) call for Cycle 3 opens January 3rd 2018
NFVF Cycle 3 funding applications will open on the 3rd of January 2018 and close on the 4th of February 2018.

APPROVED PROJECTS – CYCLE 2 – FY 2017/18
Congratulations to the approved NFVF cycle 2 applicants!!!

TENDER CANCELLATION NOTICE RFT 03/2017
The NFVF would like to apologise to all the bidders who had shown their interest in the Marketing /Communication/ Public Relations Project bid RFT 03/2017, for any inconvenience this may have caused.

SWIFT encourages film and tv industry to stand against gender based violence.
SWIFT's research in the South African film and television industry confirms that rape culture extends even to our industry and is far more prevalent than it would appear on the surface.

NFVF calls for applications for a training service provider
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that applications for a Training Service Provider are now open.

Training Opportunity for Aspirant Scriptwriters
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and Performing Arts Centre of the Free State, are offering part-time training opportunity to individuals who wish to train as scriptwriters in the film and television arena.

The National Film and Video Foundation and partners to host the South African pavilion at DISCOP Johannesburg.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, in partnership with GFC, DFO, KZNFC and FPB will host the South African Pavilion at DISCOP Johannesburg from the 25th - 27th October 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Call for entries for NFVF Youth Filmmaker Project 2017/18: Wealth
The concept for the Youth Filmmaker Project is to provide ten young filmmakers, particularly those from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, with an opportunity to make a film in collaboration with other women. Successful writer-directors will be guided in the development and production of their stories into 24 minute scripts over a period of 8 months.

Call for entries for NFVF Female Filmmaker Project 2017/18: Becoming
The concept for the Female Only Filmmaker Project is to provide ten females, particularly those from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, with an opportunity to make a film in collaboration with other women.

Call for Documentary Project: 100 Years Of Nelson Mandela
The National Film and Video Foundation, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, invites all eligible and reputable TIER 1 and 2 filmmakers (refer to the definition in our funding policy) to submit proposals under the theme, “100 Years of Nelson Mandela”.

CALL FOR DOCUMENTARY PROJECTS: CELEBRATING SOUTH AFRICAN HERITAGE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY
The NFVF invites eligible Tier 2 and Tier 3 filmmakers to submit proposals under the theme, South African Heritage and Cultural diversity as part of heritage month celebration. The films will be broadcast/screened during Heritage Month in September 2018.

CALL FOR WINDOWS ON THE WORLD- 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED
The Commonwealth games is an international multi-sport tournament that takes place every four years. In 2018 the commonwealth games will be hosted by Gold Coast in Australia. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth games have been extended to include cultural festival.

The South African Film And Television Awards Request For Proposals
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is a statutory body set up by government to grow and develop the South African Film and Video industry. The NFVF invites suitable companies and/or service providers to submit proposals for Sponsorship Management, Events Management, and Audit Services.

SAFTAs 12 call for entries.
The call for entries for the much anticipated 12th edition of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) brought to you by Mc Café is now open!

RFQ- Advert- Vacancy- PA to HOD's
Reporting to: Head Marketing & Communications and Head Production & Development.To provide professional secretarial services and customer care to the Heads of Departments.

Discretionary Awards call.
12th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) call for Discretionary Award Nominations.

Canada and South Africa announce codevelopment incentive at TIFF
Canada and South Africa announce codevelopment incentive at TIFF

NFVF/SWIFT partnership announcement.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, is collaborating with Sisters Working in Film and Television (SWIFT) on research that focuses on the Gender roles/matters in the South African Film industry.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) congratulates the South African films selected to participate at the Toronto International Film Festival (tiff)
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture congratulates; High Fantasy, The Number, Silas and Five Fingers for Marseilles for being officially selected to participate in this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (tiff), 7 – 17 September 2017.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) call for cycle 2 Marketing and Distribution funding applications is now open
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for cycle 2 funding applications is now open for the following funding categories: Marketing and Distribution Markets and Festivals attendance (festivals happening in October, November, December) Festival Hosting Grant (festivals that will hosted between January - March 2018 only)

Call for the Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) Foreign Language Film Category is open
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, is extending a call to all South African producers to submit their films for entry into the 90th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars). The Academy has opened a call for entry for Best Foreign Language Film Award, inviting South Africans to submit their feature films for consideration.

NFVF Releases Mid-Year Box Office Report – 2017
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has released the South African Box Office Report for the first half of the 2017/18 financial year. The Box Office Report is a collation and analysis of data on the performance of films released theatrically in South Africa.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) call for Cycle 2 production and development funding applications is now open
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for Cycle 2 funding applications is now open for Development (feature films, documentaries, short films and TV Formats) and Production (feature films, short films and documentaries, archive and post production)

The National Film and Video Foundation calls for applications for a training service provider
The National Film and Video Foundation calls for applications for a training service provider

NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FOUNDATION EXTENDS THE DEADLINE: CALL FOR SCRIPT EDITORS
The NFVF would like to put out a call to SCRIPT EDITORS with the aim of expanding our database, enable more diversity and representation of indigenous languages in the development of scripts.

RFQ: Facilitator to oversee and implementation of the 5th NFVF National Film Indaba logistics on behalf of the NFVF
RFQ: Facilitator to oversee and implementation of the 5th NFVF National Film Indaba logistics on behalf of the NFVF.

RFQ: Develop and manage the roll out of the NFVF Reputation and Strategic PR and Communications plan.
RFQ: Develop and manage the roll out of the NFVF Reputation and Strategic PR and Communications plan.

Blue Ice Pictures and The National Film and Video Foundation Mentorship Programme call for submissions
Blue Ice Pictures and The National Film and Video Foundation Mentorship Programme call for submissions

NFVF aims for a more inclusive approach
NFVF aims for a more inclusive approach

The National Film and Video Foundation’s participation at the 38th Annual Durban International Film Festival
The National Film and Video Foundation’s participation at the 38th Annual Durban International Film Festival

National Film and Video Foundation Video on Demand – Call for project submissions
National Film and Video Foundation Video on Demand – Call for project submissions

The NFVF takes local films to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, is once again hosting the film component during the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. The festival runs from the 29th to the 9th of July 2017.

NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FOUNDATION SPEED DATING SESSION AT THE DURBAN FILMMART 2017
The session specifically aims to create a platform for South African producers with developed feature film projects to meet with local and international producers, distributors and programmers.

Study reveals the South African film industry has a positive Economic Impact on the economy.
Study reveals the South African film industry has a positive Economic Impact on the economy.

Cape Town International Film Market and Festival
Submissions for the 10th Anniversary of the Cape Town International Film Market & Festival October 12 – 21 2017, opened on June 1st, 2017

NFVF calls for Film and TV students to apply for its national and international bursary scheme
NFVF calls for Film and TV students to apply for its national and international bursary scheme

Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival Edition 15 Calls for Entries - REMINDER: DEADLINE 1 JUNE
Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival Edition 15 Calls for Entries - REMINDER: DEADLINE 1 JUNE

National Film and Video Foundation, Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market Competition
National Film and Video Foundation, Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market Competition

The National Film and Video Foundation hosts the South African pavilion at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival
The National Film and Video Foundation hosts the South African pavilion at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival

CALL FOR AUDIT COMMITTEE MEMBERS
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is a statutory body tasked with spearheading the development of the South African Film and Video industry.

National Film and Video Foundation Call for raising and securing sponsorship for the 12th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).
National Film and Video Foundation Call for raising and securing sponsorship for the 12th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).

Ecrans Noir, a film festival in Cameroon
Ecrans Noir, a film festival in Cameroon

OMDC's International Financing Forum (iff) - CALL for APPLICATIONS
OMDC's International Financing Forum (iff) - CALL for APPLICATIONS

DEPARTMENT OF ARTS CULTURE ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF NFVF COUNCIL.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa hereby announces the names of the persons appointed as the Council of the NFVF, effective from 01 May 2017 to 30 April 2020.

THE NFVF ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING CYCLES DATES AND OPENS THE CALL FOR CYCLE 1 FUNDING APPLICATIONS
THE NFVF ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING CYCLES DATES AND OPENS THE CALL FOR CYCLE 1 FUNDING APPLICATIONS

NFVF CALL FOR 2017 INTERNS
The NFVF is a statutory body mandated by the National Film and Video Foundation Act 73 of 1997 to spearhead the equitable and development of the South African Film and Video Industry. In partnership with the Media Information and Communication Technology Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA), eligible applicants are invited nationally to apply for internships

National Film Strategy
NATIONAL FILM STRATEGY

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) call for Cycle 1 funding applications
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) call for Cycle 1 funding applications

The South African audio visual industry losses veteran entertainer, Joe Mafela
The South African audio visual industry losses veteran entertainer, Joe Mafela

CALL FOR PROJECTS - SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC
CALL FOR PROJECTS - SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC

10th Talents Durban Call for Submission14-18 July2017
The 38th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, with support from Berlinale Talents, is proud to announce the opening of applications for the 10th Talents Durban taking place 14-18 July under the theme “Perspectives; Seeing Things Differently”.

CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV POST GRADUATE STUDIES
CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV POST GRADUATE STUDIES

NOTICE: Invitation for the public to participate in the appointment process of the council of the National Film and Video Foundation
NOTICE: INVITATION FOR THE PUBLIC TO PARTICIPATE IN THE APPOINTMENT PROCCESS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FOUNDATION

The South African audio visual industry bids farewell to John Volmink
The South African audio visual industry bids farewell to John Volmink

Call for festival attendance
Call for festival attendance

Call for Proposals: YOUTH Filmmaker’s Project
NFVF is introducing a programme to provide opportunities to enable Youth filmmakers to develop, write, direct and produce 10 short films each (“the Film”) over a 3-year period.

Call for Proposals: FEMALE Filmmaker’s Project
The NFVF is introducing a programme to provide opportunities to enable female filmmakers to develop, write, direct and produce 10 short films each (“the Film”) over a period of 3 years.

SUMBMISSION OF THE LONGLIST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NOMINATIONS OF CANDIDATES TO SERVE ON THE COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FOUNDATION
SUMBMISSION OF THE LONGLIST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NOMINATIONS OF CANDIDATES TO SERVE ON THE COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FOUNDATION

NFVF-FUNDED SHORT FILM ‘THE SUIT’ SELECTED FOR MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
NFVF-FUNDED SHORT FILM ‘THE SUIT’ SELECTED FOR MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The NFVF Call for Cycle 3 Applications has been extended to the 9th of February 2017
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce the call for Cycle 3 applications has been extended.

NFVF announces the approved production company for animation and documentary slates.
NFVF announces the approved production company for animation and documentary slates.

France - South Africa Co-Production workshop final selection
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the National Centre for Cinema (CNC) of France, in conjunction with the French Embassy in South Africa, are happy to announce the selected attendees of the second South-Africa/France co-production workshop to be held in Paris following the call for application that was launched on November 3rd 2016

SAFTAs open call for Discretionary Awards Nominations
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture and custodian of the SAFTAs extends a call to the South African film and television industry to nominate the following 11th Annual SAFTAs nominees

Open Call for Short Web Documentaries project proposals
IDFA and Jos de Putter from Deep Focus Web Documentaries invite entries for project proposals from talented (young) filmmakers.

Call for the 70th Cannes International Film Festival submissions.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) will embark on a trip to the 70th Cannes International Film Festival being held from the 17th to the 28th of May 2017. The festival, which is internationally recognised as the premier film festival and marketing event, bringing together filmmakers and key decision makers from across the globe to conduct the business of film.

The NFVF Call for Cycle 3 Applications is now open
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce the call for Cycle 3 applications is now open.

INVITATION TO TENDER FOR (RFT 03/2016) THE APPOINTMENT OF AUDIT FIRM TO CONDUCT INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES
INVITATION TO TENDER FOR (RFT 03/2016) THE APPOINTMENT OF AUDIT FIRM TO CONDUCT INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES FOR A PERIOD OF 3 YEARS

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN FILM INDUSTRY RESEARCH
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN FILM INDUSTRY RESEARCH

Training Experts to develop Training Manual, Facilitation and Accreditation
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is a statutory body set up by government to grow and develop the South African Film and Video industry. The NFVF invites suitable companies and/ or service providers to submit proposals on the following services.

PASSING OF A SOUTH AFRICAN FILM INDUSTRY STALWART
It is with great sadness that the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) was informed about the passing of Junaid Ahmed, an international award winning writer, director, and producer of Happiness is a Four Letter Word, Hard to Get and the upcoming film, Keeping up with the Kandasamys.

FRANCE – SOUTH AFRICA CO-PRODUCTION WORKSHOP
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the National Centre for Cinema (CNC) of France, in conjunction with the French Embassy in South Africa, are organising a 2 day co-production workshop between the two countries, which will be held in Paris the week of 27 March 2017.

CALL FOR ENTRIES FESPACO 2017
FESPACO is pleased to inform professionals of the film and audio-visual industry that registration for film selection under the 25th edition of the African film biennial event, due 25 February to 4 March 2017, is now open.

The National Film and Video Foundation call for Markets and Festival funding
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce the call for Markets and Festivals funding.

CALL FOR ANIMATION SLATE PROPOSALS
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is calling for proposals for an Animation Slate to the value of R7.5m over a period of 3 years. The slate is targeted at Tier 2 Production Companies with an aim of cultivating sustainability and viability.

NFVF to participate at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2016.
The South African delegation has embarked on a trip to attend the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which takes place from the 8th September 2016 to the 18th September 2016. The delegation is be led by the NFVF to support and increase audience access to South African films.

THE NFVF CALL FOR CYCLE 2 APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for Cycle 2 is now open for all the funding categories; Education and Training; Development (of feature films, documentaries and TV Concepts); Production (of feature films and documentaries) and Marketing and Distribution.

CALL FOR DOCUMENTARY SLATE PROPOSALS
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is calling for proposals for a Documentary Slate to the value of R4.5m over a period of 3 years. The slate is targeted at Tier 2 Production Companies with an aim of cultivating sustainability and viability.

SAFTA Opening Call For Entry
The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) are presented annually under the auspices of the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa (NFVF) after the industry resolved to come together in 2006. The awards were established in 2006 and are presented annually.

'Noem My Skollie' due for theatrical release 2 September 2016
The much anticapated film, Noem My Skollie, based on the life story of the scriptwriter Mr. John W. Fredericks is due for theatrical release 2 September 2016 in South African Cinemas.

Call for the Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) Foreign Language Film Category is open
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, is once again extending a call to all South African producers to submit their films for entry into the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars). The Academy has opened a call for entry for Best Foreign Language Film Award, inviting South Africans to submit their feature films for consideration.

Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund
The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund helps enable more African documentary filmmakers to tell their own stories and contribute to a new generation of the African documentary community. In 2016, the Fund was renewed with an additional $1.25 million CAD, bringing the total investment to $2.35 million.

Destiny Media partners with Moneypenny and Film Finances to train Production Accountants
With the growth in the film and television industry the shortage of film and television production accountants has been highlighted. To meet the need for more production accountants, Destiny Media Africa has partnered with Moneypenny and Film Finances to host a series of workshops for aspiring production accountants.

NFVF BACKED “FRONTIER VETS” TO AIR ON SABC 3
Green Films Pty (Ltd) have announced the licensing of the first season of the 13-part TV series Frontier Vets to SABC 3, South Africa.

CALL FOR NATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV STUDIES
The NFVF’s bursary programme is aimed at stimulating and developing skills for applicants who want to enter the film & TV industry.

CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV POST GRADUATE STUDIES
The NFVF’s bursary programme is aimed at building capacity by upskilling film & TV professionals for global competitiveness through its support of qualifying applicants for overseas studies which are not offered in South African tertiary institutions. However, Live Performance or Acting programmes are excluded.

Press Release AMAA's
HEAR ME MOVE NOMINATED 5 TIMES FOR THE 2016 AMAA JOHANNESBURG – Coal Stove Pictures' landmark feature film Hear Me Move that screened at both the Cannes and London Film Festivals has been nominated in 5 different categories for the pretigous Africa Movie Academy Awards set to take place in Port Harcourt Nigeria this Year. The 2016 AMAA awards will be held at the exclusive Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt Nigeria. South Africa's first s'bujwa dance film ...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2016
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) are inviting emerging black filmmakers to submit proposals for consideration under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF). Launched in 2014, the EBFTF provides financial, marketing and other related support to emerging black filmmakers. The fund has been designed for Black directors who have released fewer than five feature films.

Announcing Doc Street Radio
“Doc Street Radio will podcast one-on-one interviews with South African documentary filmmakers, masterclasses, and open pitching sessions. At times, we will also engage audiences, academics and filmmakers on the constantly changing face of documentary cinema,”

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - OMDC’s International Financing Forum (IFF) - September 11- 12, 2016
IFF is OMDC’s feature film co-financing and co-production event at the Toronto International Film Festival for independent producers and industry executives developing and financing English language projects for the world market. Selected international and Canadian producers are brought together with international sales agents, US...

SABC COO workshop on local content
SABC COO Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng invites all Producers (New, Emerging as well as Established) to a discussion on Local Content.

NFVF Vacancies
The NFVF is committed to creating an enriching work environment where individuals, through their ability and application, can develop rewarding careers at all levels, regardless of their background, race or gender.

Nicola Breytenbach and Andrew Govender, star of SA drana Free State in South Africa ahead of film's release
Nicola Breytenbach and Andrew Govender who head up the cast of the new Sallas de Jager helmed feature film, Free State, are visiting South Africa ahead of the film’s release next week.

Strategic Partners 2016
Strategic Partners 2016 (September 15–17), one of the worlds most established coproduction/ co-financing markets invites producers to submit projects, and industry organizations, to register. The deadline is June 26th, 2016.

South Africa’s First Dance Film Hear Me Move ™ wins the highly sought after PRISM Award for South African PR Campaign of the Year
The power of any media lies in it’s ability of engage with ones audience effectively. And this is particularly key when engaging the cinema going audience.

The National Film and Video Foundation Council calls for nominations of individuals to serve as members in the Advisory Panel


2 to 12 June 2016 portraits, human stories and activists will all be part of the new look Encounters
From the International arms deal to the late great American poet /writer Maya Angelou, this year’s Encounters International Film Festival promises to bring local audiences the very best in documentary cinema.

Tale about modern women, Mrs Right Guy, written and produced by Female team
Home-grown romance comes to the big screen next month, with the opening of escapist romantic romcom ‘Mrs Right Guy’, on 27 May. The film stars Dineo Moeketsi as the lovelorn Gugu Hlatshwayo. Downhearted and disappointed by love, she has grown up with the curse of being the ‘It Girl’, the most beautiful and wanted by everyone.

The NFVF Announces New Funding Cycles and Online Application portal
The National Film and Video Foundation, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture provides film and video-related funding in the broad categories of Education and Training; Development, Production and Marketing and Distribution. As from the 01st of April 2016 the NFVF concluded a change from four (4) cycles to three (3) funding cycles per year.

Three South African films accepted into international animation festival
Local studios have been on tenterhooks for the last few weeks to find out if their work has been accepted into the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, arguably the world’s most prestigious animation calendar event.

An eye for fashion - Brenda Khambule on dressing the stars of Mrs Right Guy
The partnership between fashion and film has been a love affair ever since the movie industry started. Costume design is one of the most important factors in filmmaking.

New RomCom Mrs Right Guy hits cinemas on 27 May
Ticking every box for escapist romantic fantasy is the new South African romcom ‘Mrs Right Guy’, which opens on 27 May 2016. The film stars the delectable Dineo Moeketsi as the lovelorn Gugu Hlatshwayo who, downhearted and disappointed by love, has learnt to reject men long before they can get too close to her.

Local period drama FREE STATE continues winning streak and garners honours at Garden State Film Festival in New York
Multi-award winning local filmmaker Sallas de Jager’s period drama feature Free State has continued its winning streak by taking the honours for Best Cinematography at the Garden State Film Festival in New York. The film recently scooped Best Director at the Luxor African Film Festival.

Registration opens for 7th Durban FilmMart
The 7th Durban FilmMart (DFM), Africa’s premier film finance and co-production forum will open for early bird delegate registration on April 4, 2016.

Triggerfish takes Best Animation prize at Africa Movie Academy Awards for the second year running
On Saturday Triggerfish received another Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Animation for their second feature film, Khumba. The AMAA’s are among the continent’s most prestigious awards and have been running for 10 years.

LOCAL CRIME DRAMA TAKES FILM AUDIENCES INTO THE MEAN STREETS OF HILLBROW
DORA's PEACE, is a new film, shot on location in Johannesburg and releasing in August 2016, that focuses on a women determined to do anything she sets her mind to, even though she finds herself living in difficult circumstances. Dora’s Peace, starring Khabonina Qubeka and directed by Kosta Kalarytis, tells the story of Dora, a Hillbrow prostitute, who sets out to save a gifted young boy from the violent clutches of organised crime. In the process, she is forced to rediscover aspects of her own lost humanity.

NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FOUNDATION CALL FOR SCRIPT EDITORS.
NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FOUNDATION CALL FOR SCRIPT EDITORS.




The NFVF’s participation at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF)
SAFTAs 13 call for entries closing date extension
The NFVF extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of SAFTAs award-winning actress, Shoki Mokgapa
A CALL TO PARTICIPATE AT THE NFVF’S SKILLS TRANSFER PROGRAMME
South Africa’s official selection to the 91st Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) Best Foreign Language Film